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How To get commercial contracts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shaughnessylawn, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    To who ever can help, How did you find companys ,contact them, what did you need to give to them, and anything else yall think that would help thank you, Biz
  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502


    1) Find a property management company under your yellow pages in your area and just contact them and ask for a property manager.. Ask them if they are accepting bids for properties they manage..

    Thats how I did it!
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,451

    Yep that is the way....keep in mind often they want to know if you do irrigation, fert, mulch, weeding, insects, etc, etc. They also want liability insurance and injury insurance. And...they usually have a list of favorities they work with so you need to work both property mgr and the potential customer to get jobs. Bidding is very intense...we almost do mowing at cost to get jobs for the extra stuff like irrigation repair, new landscape, drainage, flowers, fertilize, lawns disease control etc etc.
  4. Grass Gator

    Grass Gator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Property managers work great.

    Look also for real estate companies that deal with commercial properties...

    Apartment companies usually are done through the management company. Apartmentguide.com is a good source....

    Many fast food places are done through their District Managers. Contact one of the local stores and ask for their contact info....

    These have worked for me.....at least to get my foot in the door.
  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Direct mailings usually work o.k. Occasionally, if a new business is built i will send them one. The document i use is kind of like a flyer, but gives the personal feeling of a letter. If you can find out the managers name that works good to. Include some info about your company; and you can either give a price for mowing (because you've already seen it) or say to contact you for a free estimate. This stragagy has landed me a few commercial jobs.
  6. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    thank you will try all of that

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